Celebrity has issued no further press releases, but the L.A. Times (registration required) reports the fatal [% 328049 | | bus accident %] that killed 12 Celebrity cruise passengers may have been caused by the bus driver falling asleep at the wheel. Originally, Celebrity reported that the bus had swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.
The Times also writes that the tour company, Andino Tour, is a new firm that was not authorized to carry passengers. In addition, the driver was new to the route. Both the company and the driver could face charges.